The Department of International Entrepreneurship, which started to admit students in 2010, is the only department on international entrepreneurship in Turkey. The department aims to educate and graduate qualified workforce with competent knowledge about the key regions of commerce worldwide, experience in the region and sufficient qualities to work within the organizations of international corporations. The syllabus of the department is similar to that of business administration departments. The main difference of the department from the department of business administration is that it provides the students with the knowledge of entrepreneurship specifically as well as a second foreign language and the experience of living abroad. Throughout their education, the students learn the dominant language of the target region (Russian or Arabic) at a satisfactory level in addition to English.

The department focuses on two target regions, and is divided into two subsidiary programs. While one of those subsidiary programs focuses on the Russian-speaking countries, the other focuses on the Arabic-speaking countries. Programs focusing on Chinese-speaking countries and on the EU countries (specifically Germany, the Netherlands or Spain) are planned to be established, and the number of target regions is planned to be increased in the forthcoming period.

Russian-Speaking Countries Program

Introduction of the Program:   

The first target region has been determined to be the Russian-speaking countries, which encompass Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus and the Central Asian countries. The countries within the region have been rapidly growing their trade volumes with Turkey and the other countries in the world on account of both their rich energy resources and their rapid development in the infrastructure and construction industries. Such growth has brought along the need for qualified workforce. Turkey poses the nature of bridge for the said countries for its proximity to the region in both cultural and geographical aspects.

Operation of the Program:

The students of the department start their actual education on the basis of the department's syllabus following the completion of the English Language Preparatory Class education. The students, who pass all their courses at the second second grade, attend Russian language preparatory course for one semester. Following the completion of the Russian Language Preparatory course in Turkey, the students go to Russia or Ukraine for one semester also for a Russian Language Preparatory course. Following the completion of the language preparatory program; the students return to Turkey, take the required department-specific courses, and take culture-oriented courses such as the history and geography of and the prevalent rules of business in the Russian-speaking countries at Moscow State University in Russia or Kiev Taras Schevchenko State University or Odessa Mechnikov State University in Ukraine.  In this way, the students both learn about the cultural, economic and commercial structure of the region and gain the experience as necessary to do business in the region locally as they live in Moscow or Ukraine for about a year. In the academic year 2014-2015, some 24 students attended Moscow State University for Russian culture-oriented courses and 19 students attended the same for Russian language preparatory courses. In the academic year 2015-2016, due to the political crisis encountered with Russia, some 12 students attended Odessa Mechnikov State University for Russian culture-oriented courses and 33 students attended Kiev Taras Shevchenko State University for Russian language preparatory courses.

Tuitions and Extra Fees:

The students of the Department of International Entrepreneurship pay an extra fee in addition to the regular school tuition for the 3 semesters they spend in abroad. While the extra fee for the semesters spent in Russia and Jordan is USD7,500 per semester; the same for the semesters spent in Ukraine is USD5,000 per semester. The aforesaid figures represent the tuition for one semester only, and are payable for each semester that is spent in abroad. Similarly to the regular school tuitions, those extra fees are also subject to reduction by the percentage of the scholarship, where applicable. Accordingly, full-scholarship students are not required to pay those extra fees either. The aforesaid fees charged for the semesters spent by our students in abroad include the round-trip flight tickets, accommodation, health insurance, tuition and some USD750 monthly pocket money allowance. Some USD750 is refunded to the students on a monthly basis for each semester the students spend in abroad. The said pocket money allowance is paid to non-scholarship students as well.

Universities Affiliated to the Program:

  1. a) Moscow State University:

Moscow State University, which has been active since 1755, is the most long-established and the most well-known university in Russia. The date of foundation of Moscow State University is celebrated as the Students' Day in Russia. The university is ranked the 161st top university worldwide. Some 40,000 students of Moscow State University are lectured by 8500 academicians, 11 of whom are Nobel Prize holders. The headcount of the staff members and aids of the university is 15,000.

The university is located at the center of Moscow and is, therefore, easily accessible and offers favorable living conditions for the students. The university dormitory arranged for the accommodation of our students is in accessible distance to the university's campus by metro, and the university is suitable for practicing Russian with its students from a variety of countries.

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Universities in Ukraine

The universities in Ukraine that are affiliated to the program are located in Kiev and Odessa. The accommodation for the students is arranged at the dormitories near the relevant universities. Kiev and Odessa host numerous international students, on account of which transportation and living conditions and facilities make the life for a student much more delightful.

  1. a) Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University:

Located in Kiev, Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University has been active since 1834, and provides education to some 20,000 students through 14 academic departments as well as 4 institutes. The preparatory language studies department, established in 1960, is the best of its field in Ukraine. Each year, some 1,000 international students attend the preparatory language studies department of the university. Also, Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University is recognized as the leading modern academic and educational center of Ukraine.

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  1. a) Mechnikov State University:

Founded in 1865, Odessa Mechnikov State University is one of the prominent universities in Ukraine. The university, located in one of the most important centers of the country, is highly preferred also by international students. Odessa Mechnikov State University was awarded the honorable award by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in 2002, and proved its quality to entire Europe. Being an internationally reputed and globally recognized school, the university hosts students from a large number of countries. Mechnikov State University, thus, offers our students a broad range of opportunities in the sense of Russian Culture-oriented courses.

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Arabic-Speaking Countries Program

Introduction of the Program:

The second target region has been determined to be the Middle East. In the Middle East, which has been growing and developing rapidly in the fields of energy and infrastructural works similarly to the Russian-speaking countries, Turkey is in the leading position. Moreover, Turkey is positioned and serves as a bridge between the western realm and the Middle Eastern countries. An identical version of the program implemented in Russia will be implemented in Jordan, a Middle Eastern country, and similar acquisitions will be ensured to be gained in respect of the Arabic-speaking countries. To that end, a cooperation arrangement has been established with Jordan State University.

Operation of the Program:

The students of the department start their actual education on the basis of the department's syllabus following the completion of the English Preparatory Class education. The students, who pass all their courses at the second second grade, attend Arabic language preparatory course for one semester. Following the completion of the Arabic Language Preparatory course in Turkey, the students go to Jordan for one semester also for an Arabic Language Preparatory course. Following the completion of the language preparatory program; the students return to Turkey, take the required department-specific courses, and take culture-oriented courses such as the history and geography of and the prevalent rules of business in the Arabic-speaking countries at Jordan State University. In this way, the students both learn about the cultural, economic and commercial structure of the region and gain the experience as necessary to do business in the region locally as they live in Jordan for about a year.

In the academic year 2014-2015, 2 students attended Jordan State University for Arabic language preparatory courses.

Tuitions and Extra Fees:

The students of the Department of International Entrepreneurship pay an extra fee for the 3 semesters they spend in abroad. For Jordan, the amount of such extra fee is USD7,500. The aforesaid figures represent the tuition for one semester only, and are payable for each semester that is spent in abroad. Similarly to the regular school tuitions, those extra tuitions are also subject to reduction by the percentage of the scholarship, where applicable. Accordingly, full-scholarship students are not required to pay those extra tuitions either.

The aforesaid fees charged for the semesters spent by our students in abroad include the round-trip flight tickets, accommodation, health insurance, tuition and some USD750 monthly pocket money allowance. Some USD750 is refunded to the students on a monthly basis for each semester the students spend in abroad. The said pocket money allowance is paid to non-scholarship students as well.


Jordan State University

Jordan State University, located in Amman, the capital city of Jordan, the official language of which is Arabic, has been active since 1962, and some 3500 courses are lectured at some 18 faculties of the university. The university maintains its educational activities with its 38,000 students in 190 individual internationally recognized fields. Jordan State University, which has graduated many politicians, scientists and parliament members in the Arab Realm, also hosts distinguished and reputable individuals in their respective fields as lecturers within its organization.

In Jordan, the student dormitories are located within and outside the campus. The safe and comfortable dormitory conditions as well as convenience of the transportation facilities make the life easy for students.

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